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Highlighters -Fenty Beauty - Match Stix Trio


LOVE these!

I got the three set for fair skin, which has Linen, Amber and Starstruck. Linen (concealer) and Amber (contour) are perfect colours for me. Linen I used as a foundation for a few days before my foundation came back into stock, and it lasted surprisingly well. I disagree that it drags on the skin like a previous review said. For me it was just a lovely creamy product.

I use one of those toothbrush style brushes to blend, and use Amber as normal contour. Like I say, perfect colour. Not too warm, easy to control, and not too heavy that it's very obvious on the skin.

I'm least keen on the highlight colour, Starstruck, purely because I'm a 90s girl at heart and I can't get away from powdering my face! Truth be told, the foundation doesn't really need it, but habit (and worry that it'll fade) means I do it anyway. And of course, then I ruin the look. However, on it's own it's a very subtle highlight, a little too cool toned than I'd normally use if I'm honest. I would have preferred a blush colour.

I LOVE the thought that has gone into the design of these. They look pretty, they are magnetised so stick together, and the little addition of a piece of foam in the cap is brilliant.

I would probably buy these again, mainly because it's cheaper in a three than buying two separate!

Treatments (Face) -Clean & Clear - Persa-gel 10

on 10/9/2017 2:44:00 PM


This product it fantastic! I got the 10% BP and it hasn't made my skin flaky or red or anything. My breakouts go away so fast its incredible! I had bad breakouts all over my forehead and they are almost completely gone after only a few days of using the persa gel. It used to take a week or more for a pimple to come to a head, pop, and then go away. Now it only takes about three days for it to be completely gone.

The only downside is that it makes the texture of your skin a little weird, but applying moisturizer before or after the gel helps with that. It does make your skin very smooth and flat, though.

I highly recommend you get this for any type of pimples/acne and at least try it out. Its seriously a miracle.

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Treatments -L'Oreal - Miracle Repair 7

on 10/9/2017 2:43:00 PM

This product is the miracle that it claims to be! My nails are thin and tend for break on the ends. One application of this product makes my nails noticeably stronger and they don't break. I use one coat of this product under Opi nail polish with Seche Vite topcoat, and it works wonders. I agree with the earlier review that it wouldn't be the best product to be used alone, and I don't believe that it was intended to be used that way.

Skincare - Body -Paula's Choice - Clear Acne body spray

on 10/9/2017 2:26:00 PM

I bought this product awhile to spray on my back. Loved the concept of a spray bha product as opposed to trying to spread bha lotion on my back.The product itself works well, however I would not buy it again for a few reasons. For one, this product has a chemical smell that causes me to cough when inhaled. Always spray this in a well ventilated, large room. I often hold my breath, spray it on my back&chest, and RUN to avoid inhaling it or else i'll be coughing and choking on it. It can't be healthy to be inhaling this stuff, which is basically inevitable because the some of the product goes into the air and not entirely on your body. Furthermore, the chemical smell is bad and I had to start using this in the PM only because I was finding I could smell it on me when I arrived at work in the morning. Especially if you use it and you have to run out and you get a bit warm and sweaty you can smell it. However, even with using it in the PM you go to bed smelling bad. Not nice, especially on clean, nice-smelling sheets! My last issue with the product is although the idea of a spray-on BHA is great, it actually isn't that useful when you live alone and are trying to spray it and aim to actually get hard to reach places. It ends up shooting at one spot and running down my back so I end up having to spray it on me and spread it evenly across my shoulders and back anyway like a lotion. I also find you have to use quite a few sprays to actually cover an entire area like your back because it's hard to aim and then you have to spread it with your hands anyway because it's running and dripping everywhere. It's such a waste of product. It becomes more and more difficult to use as the product starts to get low in the bottle as well. Would not buy again and will be sticking to a BHA lotion.

Cleansers -evanhealy - Rose Cleansing Milk

on 10/9/2017 2:10:00 PM

I purchased an intro Rose kit to try the products and the philosophy - less IS more. It was a very rare moment of weakness that led me to stray from my 17 year investment in turning my skin around.

This cleanser smells nice. The packaging is great. That's all I can say positive. It was just ok. I would only use this in am or after a makeup remover. Or never again.

I'm including this in portion in all my reviews for this brand:

My skin is sensitive. Rosacea, cystic acne, super sensitive skin, oily, combo, aging skin. I have spent many years and $$ researching how to best care for my skin. I'll admit I was lured in by the promise of scaled down skincare with magical ingredients picked by fairies and thoughtfully brought to my local store. (All you have to do is spray some flower water on your face and all your skin cares will melt away and you will have a beautiful, youthful glow). This may be a great way to introduce skincare to a young person. There are those who like knowing they only use pedigree ingredients that are natural, fair trade, etc. Nothing wrong with those if you find products you enjoy and produce the results you need/expect. And honestly, I know that there are some out there for whom this course is the right one.....

However, getting that bs blurb out of the way, there is absolutely no (ZERO, NONE) comparison of these "natural" products to hard core acids, peels, retinols, bp products, etc. There is NO comparison between this pared down natural regimen and a regimen which includes regular chemical exfoliation, serums, masks, treatments. All the products at Whole Foods are never going to produce the same results as a chemical peel from MUAC. It's never going to happen. Never. Furthermore, I get a mostly organic rose hydrosol from MUAC for around $10. The same hydrosol from a brand like this? $30. Really?

I spent six months testing these natural lines out and my skin was more irritated. Less even. Blotchy. Uncomfortable. Gaping pores. In less than a week going back to my unnatural products my skin is back on track to being poreless, awake, soft, comfortable.

Again, if you like the idea of spending a ton of ca$h on this philosophy, go ahead, but I will put my 42 year old face next to anyone. (Touching my silky smooth -ass face right now). At least I was only out the money spent on the trial kit. I also tried Dr. Hauschka which I liked marginally better. I just don't see the point in this brand and find it to be a waste of money and time. Save yourself.

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Lipstick -MAC - Nippon

on 10/9/2017 1:52:00 PM

This is a lovely color, don't get me wrong. It's a warm-toned, coral-y pink, with a somewhat glossy finish and a bit of slip. Against my muted warm coloring, it looks more like a neutral pink, with a bit of brightness to it.
As for the formula, it's not as opaque as I'd prefer. It's not that long-wearing and will come off after you eat, which would be forgivable...if it weren't for the fact that it leaves behind BUCKETS OF MICROGLITTER THAT STICK TO YOUR LIPS FOREVER.
Ahem. Sorry. Let's try that again.
Maybe the MAC Cremesheens just aren't for me. I'm fine with lipsticks needing touch-ups after I eat, but I look for lipsticks that wear off gracefully, so I don't have to worry excessively while eating about whether my lipstick abruptly looks awful. Nippon leaves behind visible microglitter on your lips even after the rest of the color goes away, and said glitter is the most persistent part of this lipstick -
it takes rubbing or hard wiping with a wet paper towel to remove. It's weird, because the lipstick doesn't even *look* glittery when you're wearing it normally, just...after the pigment comes off. I'm quite annoyed with it having this kind of fatal flaw, because as I said, it's a pretty color. I'll probably be looking for a similar color to replace it once I run out, but I won't repurchase it because of the formula issues.

For context: NC25, lips tend toward dryness, this was actually my first MAC lipstick but I now own several others (satin and matte finishes).

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Eye Primer -NARS - Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base

on 10/9/2017 1:49:00 PM


Must be on my 3rd tube of this. Definitely helps my eyeshadow stay on longer. How do I know? Well ive trialled it with and without. Without- my eyeshadow creased and faded, though fair enough I went out clubbing. But with it underneath my eyeshadow, there is minimal creasing in the inner corners, otherwise the colour is still as vibrant as when I first applied it. This is after at 8 hours when I get home and check my face in the mirror. I wish my inner corner wouldnt crease, but i think its doing a great job already. I use this approximately 5 days a week, lasts around 3-4 months before I need to buy another one. I like the packaging, I just pull the wand out and apply on both of my eyelids. The amount on the wand is enough for both eyelids. When I have to stick the wand back into the tube for the same application, I know Im running low. Cant say what it would be like for super oily eyelids, I would say my eyelids arent particularly oily. Its a good product, not out of thr world awesome. Im bored of looking for new eye primers so will likely stick to this one until some ground breaking one comes out.

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Concealers -LORAC - touch up to go concealer/foundation pen

on 10/9/2017 1:44:00 PM


I don’t like this too much. I think it may only be sold at discounted prices now. It doesn’t have much coverage to be considered a concealer and I definitely don’t use it as foundation. The peach color i have is good for correcting dark circles but not much else. I still have to use another concealer over it.

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Masks -Pixi - Glow Mud Mask

on 10/9/2017 1:40:00 PM


I bought this on sale for about 25$ Canadian, so it was pretty pricey for a mask. However, I believe in the brand and really want to try more pixi products. I liked this mask because it's gentle and has a nice scent. It leaves your skin nice and soft without irritation. I want to try something cheaper to see how it compares, but I would buy this again. I don't think it does that much for my skin, yet I still want to keep using it.

Treatments (Face) -Hard Candy - Fast and Fabulous Makeup Setting Spray

on 10/9/2017 1:34:00 PM


I liked it for the price, did what it was supposed to do but would like to try others to see how they compare. Still, I was pleasantly surprised cuz I didn't expect much. Would buy again for the summer cuz it can be a little drying. (I have combination skin).

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